Forensics Series Part 3: Using UV-Vis as a Rapid Screen for the Purity of a Drug of Abuse – Methamphetamine

In the world of Forensic Analysis, purity is an important calculation.  Using UV-Vis as a rapid screening technique for methamphetamine allows labs to optimize their time which is critical due to increase caseloads. The Cary 60 and 18-cell changer or fiber optic probe is ideal for this application. This presentation will look at the mechanics behind using the Cary 60 to determine the purity of a methamphetamine sample.

 

Speakers

Mark Fisher, PhD, Application Engineer, Molecular Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark, an Application Scientist for Agilent Technologies, has over 30 years of experience in molecular spectroscopy. He has held roles in Agilent’s UV-Vis-NIR, fluorescence, and atomic absorption product portfolios. In addition to identifying industry trends and new business needs, Mark’s responsibilities include application development, pre and post-sales support, as well as acting as a customer advocate for new product and technology opportunities. Mark received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

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Forensics Series Part 1: Forensic Identification using Infrared Spectroscopy

Find out how the Cary 630 FTIR with ATR enables the identification of Forensic samples quickly and accurately.

 

Luciana Terra, Application Scientist, Molecular Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Luciana Terra has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Alfenas (Unifal-MG) as well as a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, on Chemometrics, from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), where she developed work focused on petroleum quality and derivatives using high-resolution Mass Spectrometry, NIR, and chemometrics methodologies. As part of her Ph.D., she also worked at the University of Calgary in Canada. While completing her Master’s Degree at Unicamp, Luciana developed a new methodology for drug polymorphism detection using NIR imaging and chemometrics tools for quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2019, she joined Agilent Technologies as an Application Scientist for Molecular Spectroscopy in UV-Vis, Fluorescence, IR, and Raman techniques, at Agilent Technologies, in Brazil.

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Forensics, Doping & Toxicology | Doping Control

Sports doping is the illegal use of certain performance-enhancing drugs and blood products, including anabolic steroids, hormones, stimulants, diuretics, and beta blockers. Ensuring that sport remains fair is important to fans, sponsors and the vast majority of competitors. Chemetrix is proud to help combat these threats to fair competition through our various solutions for doping control.

 

Resources

Investigations on Storage-Induced Changes of the Red Blood Cell Lipidome

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Analysis of Doping and Forensic Drugs in Urine Using High-Resolution GC/Q-TOF

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Analysis of Polar and Ionic Drugs in Doping Control by Ion‑Exchange Chromatography with the Agilent 1260 Infinity II SFC System

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Extend the time window for the detection of low level anabolic‑androgenic steroids and their metabolites

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Forensics, Doping & Toxicology | Forensics Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology analysis determines the presence or absence of drugs and drug metabolites, chemicals, volatile substances, gases and metals in human tissues and other materials for law enforcement purposes. Whether you need to screen and confirm known compounds, identify unknowns, or advance forensic research, we have solutions to meet your needs – today, and in the future.

 

Resources

Forensic Toxicology compendium

Applications Compendium

Drug Screening in Whole Blood Using the Agilent 6546 LC/Q-TOF and the LC Screener Tool with Automated Sample Preparation

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Agilent Ultivo ESI for High-Throughput Detection of Drugs in Urine and Serum

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Rapid LC/TOF MS for Analytical Screening of Drugs in the Clinical Research Lab

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Forensics, Doping & Toxicology | Blood Alcohol Analysis

Impaired driving is a public health and safety concern and toxicological testing is a critical part of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) investigations. Chemetrix’s solutions help you meet your laboratory testing challenges to produce reproduceable and defensible data. Our GC/MS Blood Alcohol Analyzer supports DUI testing.

 

Resources

Blood Alcohol Analyzer with the Integrated Agilent 8697 Headspace Sampler on 8890 GC-Dual FID System

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Analysis of blood alcohol concentration with an Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC system

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Forensic Analysis of Blood Alcohol Concentration

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